From our church website:
Lake Avenue Church took donations for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund in partnership with World Relief during last weekend's services. Together our church family raised over $100,000! Thank you so much for your generosity!
Where does the money actually go? If you have been watching or reading any of the news coverage of this horrible disaster, it has become clear that those hit the hardest by this disaster are those in the lower socio-economic portion of our society. It is the elderly, the orphans and it is also those people who were without the economic resources to leave their homes that are in the greatest need right now.
We're partnering with World Relief because it is an organization that works through network of local churches in the area of greatest need. So, in essence, our money goes to the rest of the Body of Christ, the church, so that together we can make a bigger impact for those in need. We're assisting churches who are in strategic locations to help those in desperate need. World Relief has already set up grants to churches in Houston, Memphis, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. These churches will house those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and will send relief supplies to the most affected regions. World Relief is also going to purchase and distribute much-needed generators and providing a plan for housing and resettlement services. Visit their website at www.wr.org to make additional donations and see their plan of action.
So that's were my first donation for this cause went. I've also logged it at "the truth laid bear" for the Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Weekend